Wednesday, March 26, 2008


*barya (Tagalog): loose change (coins); change; smaller bills

i was the third person in line at 7-11. for some reason the cashier was taking a bit too long in serving the customers and it became even longer when the first person in line gave the cashier P500.

cashier: miss, wala po ba kayong barya? (miss, don't you have a smaller bill?)

well, obviously the customer didn't have any so the cashier went over to the other counter to ask for smaller bills in order to give the customer her change.

the seconds ticked by oh, so, sloooooowly.

then--the next person. finally. he bought about ten bottles of water and when he gave the cashier P500--yep, you guessed it right: "wala po ba kayong barya?"

and so the rigodon has started again. i wasn't exactly in a hurry, but i couldn't help but wonder why the till doesn't have enough change. oh well. when the other counter became vacant once more i quickly transferred there. in less than 20 seconds i made my purchase and as i went out of the store...

cashier (to yet another customer): ma'am, baka may barya po kayo.

i kid you not.

Monday, March 10, 2008

happy list

while i'm waiting for some pics for a food post (man, i really need to get me own cam... :P), here's a tag from beng:

The rules are easy. Just post 10 things that recently made you happy! Then tag 10 people and force them to post this meme on their blogs…

1. finally getting the daishi dance cd i asked my cousin to buy for me last year--and she bought the latest one--melodies (thanks cuz!!!!!)

2. hanging out with H and L again on friday night for much-needed girl talk hahaha :D

3. meeting a whole lotta cool new friends from the recently-concluded workshop i attended

4. nice weather

5. continuous music streaming while i work

6. finishing several crossword puzzles in the newspaper. yea! :D

7. new job/racket prospect

8. new eats--posts coming soon :)

9. sleep, glorious sleep... been so tired lately so the moment my head hits the pillow, it's heaven. :D

10. hanging out with cousins at amici and pier one last saturday

then again, i won't be tagging anyone for this :D